Paid general holiday – ST. JOHN THE BAPTISTE DAY


The treatment of this holiday is different from others: please note that the calculation for paid hours is 1/20 of the last four weeks, even if the day falls on a Friday (possibility of reduced hours).

Note to employers: please pay attention to the work schedule of the week, which could result in overtime being paid if your employees generally work 40 hours per week, but less than 8 hours on Friday.

What you need to know about June 24th 2022

The 24th of June, St. John the Baptist Day, is the National Holiday.

Calculation of the indemnity to be paid

1/20 of the wages earned in the 4 complete weeks of pay preceding the week of the statutory holiday.

Do not include overtime in the calculation.


1. Can a statutory holiday be taken on another day?
No, subject to some exceptions.

Non-working day for an employee :
The holiday may be carried over to the day before or after June 24.

An employee on vacation:
The employer pays the indemnity for the statutory holiday and must take into account the employee’s day and normal working week when calculating overtime.


The employee and the employer both agree to the defer the holiday.

2. Can an employer require an employee to work on a statutory holiday?
No, subject to some exceptions
See the Act respecting hours and days of admission to commercial establishments.

Holiday indemnity

The holiday indemnity is payable in addition to the hours worked.
Time over 10 hours/day including the holiday is paid as overtime (+50%).
Time over 40 hours/week including the statutory holiday is paid as overtime (+50%).

3. “Working day” as defined in the Decree :

Working days vary by employee (work schedule) rather than by undertaking (the business).


The above information is provided for information purposes and does not replace the Decree or the National Holiday Act (Article 6.06 of the Decree).

Here is the list of recent non-working and paid holidays:

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